Movie review: ‘The Last Five Years’

Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep overshadowed her in this Christmas’s Into the Woods, and Neil Patrick Harris and Jack Black did it to her in the opening number on the Academy Awards last week, but in the barely released but wonderful musical The Last Five Years, Anna Kendrick reminded me just how amazing she can [...]

Jason Schmidt shares a powerful, emotional coming-of-age tale

Your people understand you. That’s because you speak the same language, dance to the same music, and wear the same uniform. You might not be related by blood or ceremony, but you belong to them and they to you. You’re family but, as you’ll see in the new book A List of Things That Didn’t [...]

Bye-bye Chargers

Over a decade ago in my weekly column in the then Gay and Lesbian Times, I said that one day the Chargers would move to Los Angeles. Well, all hell broke loose and Charger fans went crazy on me calling me every name in the book and saying that the Chargers would never leave America’s [...]


dvd of the week Both Mark Shultz (Channing Tatum) and his brother David (Mark Ruffalo) won gold medals at the 1984 Olympics, and while David parlayed his fame to a coaching job, Mark is at loose ends, living alone and training with scowl. One day, out of the blue, Mark is asked to fly to [...]

The Flash

dvr this The CW, Tuesdays, 9 p.m. After the success of Arrow, the CW and DC Comics created a spin-off focused on the red-suited speedster superhero called the Flash, whose real name is Barry Allen. Played by the appealing and sweet Grant Gustin, this version of the Flash is a forensic investigator who is struck [...]

How to save the Chargers

Finding a way to keep the Chargers in San Diego is complicated. Arithmetic and self-interest are not, which is why I think the key players are making a ballot initiative more complicated than it needs to be. If you need two-thirds of voters to back a funding plan, tell most voters that it won’t cost [...]

Discover your inspiration

It’s never too early to mark your calendars for the annual Mission Federal ArtWalk in Little Italy, which will be celebrating its 31st year April 25-26. The featured artists were revealed this month at the 2nd annual presentation of the Artie Awards at The Westgate Hotel in downtown San Diego. No artist is alike providing [...]

The City: Top to Bottom

thursday, feb. 26 Taking Back Sunday For influential Long Island band Taking Back Sunday, happiness is being able to tour with your friends and perform for thousands of diehard fans night-after-night. That sentiment is what keeps the band going and has helped fuel their rewarding and lengthy career. It’s also what drives them to create [...]

The federal government, sex segregated facilities and trans people

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When the issue of trans people is brought up, always just under the surface of discussion is public accommodations in sex segregated facilities such as public locker rooms and restrooms. Without directly discussing it, the majority of us think about bathrooms when discussing anything related to trans people. One recent issue where the public discussion [...]

Super opportunities today

As a progressive, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to a loving God; this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! Well, on this awesome day, I’m here to tell you that we have an amazing opportunity to [...]

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